“This is My Story” with Denise Nicholas

“This is My Story” with Denise Nicholas

Join GEMS for remarkable views and a special intimate meet & greet, book signing and writing workshop with actress, activist and author Denise Nicholas on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at Lake Chalet. Our gathering is in observance of International Literacy Day,...
A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Civil Rights Reading List

A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Civil Rights Reading List

Experts share their thoughts on the most essential pieces of civil rights literature, including such luminaries as James Baldwin, Denise Nicholas, and Langston Hughes. https://psmag.com/education/martin-luther-king-jr-day-civil-rights-reading-list “This just...
“Letters From Freedom Summer”: May 4 – May 13

“Letters From Freedom Summer”: May 4 – May 13

May 4 – May 13 @ Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64110 We began writing this play just as the political landscape began shifting like an underground earthquake. We thought that we were writing an historical piece, mostly factual but with...
Career Mastered Awards: “Nevertheless She Persisted”

Career Mastered Awards: “Nevertheless She Persisted”

The theme for this year’s Career Mastered Awards in Detroit was “nevertheless she persisted.” Those words rolled off the lips of one Senator Mitch McConnell after he shut Senator Elizabeth Warren down – as she tried to read a letter from Mrs. Coretta S. King...